A year ago, around this time, WhatsApp introduced a new option called “View Once” to allow users to send photos and videos that disappear after opening. A nice imitation, it works, of what Snapchat and Instagram already do.
mother WhatsApp Not satisfied and dedicated to the most unequaled functionality in this 2022, the world’s number one instant messaging, raises the bar by taking this option to a higher level. In the name of safety.
WhatsApp will freeze screenshots and screen recordings for “View Once” images and videos It’s a great innovation born out of the app that continues to delight Mark Zuckerberg.
Always wise WABetaInfo Reveals that the latest beta version of WhatsApp is available on TestFlight for iPhone users, blocking screenshots and screen recording for content sent with the “View Once” option. But what does it mean?
It will never go out of fashion
In practice, if one tries to capture a screen while watching a media “take a look“, WhatsApp will now show a message that the acquisition is “blocked for more privacy”.
The final screenshot or screen recording will also show this notification in place of the actual content, which protects the user who sent the image or video. The new functionality will be available for running users WhatsApp Beta 220.127.116.11 (Build 405622068).
It’s worth noting that there’s no way to disable the new privacy option, which will become standard for WhatsApp users once it’s available to everyone.
All clear, then. Those who, especially last year, pointed the finger at WhatsApp as an insecure messaging service, can no longer say so. Instant messaging, which boasts nearly two billion users, is silencing everyone At a stroke of effectiveness. What is known remains to be understood.
Blocking screens, a growing trend in Italy, in a transversal way, both among young people (ssimi) and among young people who call (ssimi) boomers, is not the only new feature coming to WhatsApp.
The latest beta versions of the app also add the ability to create interactive surveys. More recently, WhatsApp also announced that users can now create links to invite other people to join calls, similar to Zoom and FaceTime.
Thanks to the technology, the California company is also working on a new macOS app based on the iPhone app effector, So that the app runs faster and uses less hardware resources. While the new WhatsApp app for Mac is still available as beta software, Windows users can now download the new native WhatsApp app. Go to next feature.